WMTemps powered by Opus People Solutions

Introducing WMTemps

A regional framework that is transforming agency provision and helping to stabilise the permanent workforce

WMTemps is a quality temporary recruitment solution, developed by WME for and on behalf of councils across the West Midlands, combining regional strategy with a regional agency solution. It provides:

  • Access to local workers and ethical agencies
  • Higher quality candidates
  • Reduction of reliance on agency staff
  • Better visibility and control of temporary workforce expenditure
  • Better management and reporting to improve workforce planning
  • Improved experiences for managers and temporary workers



Making an impact with WMTemps

Delivered in partnership with Opus People Solutions, a long-standing and experienced public sector owned Managed Service Provider, WMTemps is reducing dependency on temporary workers while stabilising the permanent workforce.

  • 25% of all temporary placements have been made permanent to date
  • WMTemps framework reduces off-contract spend
  • Cost savings: One council achieved £250k savings
  • Reduction in temporary workers: One council achieved 69% decrease in active temporary workers, since the launch of WMTemps, through improved quality and an increase in the number of temporary placement being made permanent
  • Bromsgrove and Redditch Council successfully transitioned 100% of previous off-contract suppliers to on-contract from day one.

How we work with you

We work in strategic partnership with our clients. This enables us to work together to deliver improvements and efficiencies across the local government workforce that benefit the community, organisations, employers and the temporary workforce.

Planning and Strategy

Our specialist teams have a wealth of local authority experience. We will work with you to truly understand your organisation and support your wider workforce strategy.

Effective Implementation

Our team focus on building strong relationships to ensure continuity of service. We help delivery regular communications to hiring managers, workers, and other key stakeholders.

Worker support

WMTemps has a single, easy to use, onboarding portal, providing access to policies, guides and e-learning. This ensures all workers are trained in key areas, including equality and inclusion.

What some of our councils have to say

Interested in reading more

Download our brochure for more information about the WMTemps framework and how the service is delivered through Opus People Solutions.

The WMTemps strategy was rigorously reviewed independently by AMION Consulting, using the Treasuries 5 Step Model and that can be viewed here

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